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  • ISBN: 0448412918
  • ISBN: 0448412624
  • Physical Description: 57 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c1996.

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Summary, etc.: After Zack opens his medicine cabinet one morning and sees a boy who could be his double staring back at him, he enters a parallel universe.
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 January 1997
    %% This is a multi-book review: SEE also the title "Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box". %% Ages 3^-5. Zack, of the Zack Files series, is a kid who just keeps running into unexpected events. In Litter Box, Zack goes to adopt a kitty at the animal shelter and comes home with a talking cat who claims to be his great-grandfather reincarnated. In Medicine Cabinet, Zack's mirror image, Zeke, leads him to an alternative universe. Short and mostly snappy, these should find an audience, especially among reluctant readers. However, Greenburg, who is best known for his adult writings, may go over his readers' heads at times. For instance, Great-Grandpa's Yiddishness comes through his cat persona in a way adults will chuckle at, but whether kids will find his longing for herring with sour cream funny remains to be seen. You have to love the cover art though--the cat smoking a big cigar in the litter box will draw readers right in. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 1997)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Dan Greenburg has known success as a humorist, a novelist, a journalist, a screenwriter, and a playwright. Now he has turned his considerable talent to writing an original new series of books for a younger audience. Inspired by his own son Zack, for whom the hero of his new series, The Zack Files, is named, Greenburg has combined his love of humor, his interest in things paranormal, and his talent for writing to create books that kids like Zack will want to read.With 18 books to his credit, Dan Greenburg's work has been translated into 19 languages and is available in 22 countries. His best-selling titles for adults include How to Be a Jewish Mother, How to Make Yourself Miserable, Scoring, Love Kills, How to Avoid Love and Marriage and Exes. His previous books for children include Young Santa, The Bed Who Ran Away From Home, Jumbo the Boy and Arnold the Elephant.His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Ms., Time, Newsweek, Life, New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, Playboy, and have been reprinted in 33 anthologies of humor and satire in the United States and England.Born and raised in Chicago, Dan Greenburg received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois, and his M.A. from UCLA. He is the father of Zack, a teenage son, who played the title role in the motion picture, LORENZO'S OIL, and served as the inspiration for The Zack Files. Mr. Greenburg lives in Westchester County, New York.

Subject: Supernatural Juvenile fiction
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 11 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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